Rubbish Removal Oxford
Advice and info on how to dispose of rubbish & bulky waste in Oxford
Are you looking for advice on rubbish removal Oxford? You’re in the right place! We’ve created the ultimate guide to waste removal in Oxford so that clearing your junk is easy and simple.
The key sections in this article are:
- Reuse options in Oxford
- Oxford council bulky waste collection service
- Man & van collectors, including how to find a good one in Oxford plus example prices
- Skip hire Oxford plus local providers, prices and permit fees
- Local recycling centres in Oxford
1. Reuse options in Oxford
There are plenty of options for reuse in Oxford and the great thing is that most of them are free. Below are some popular reuse charities and social enterprises in Oxford. They accept bulkier second hand items, like furniture and appliances.
|Emmaus Oxford Store||242 Barns Rd, Oxford OX4 3RQ|
|Richard Fords – used furniture||72A Windmill Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BZ|
|Helen & Douglas House Charity Shop||14 Windmill Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BX|
|British Heart Foundation – furniture & electrical||32 Saint Ebbe’s St, Oxford OX1 1PU|
Note that charities require fire labels to still be attached to any upholstered furniture. If yours doesn’t have any, and you don’t find another reuse solution, check out Furniture Removal Oxford.
There are several websites online dedicated to reuse. No money is exchanged here – the rule is that everything is free! The following sites are great ways to both give away and find pre-loved items:
- Freecycle Oxford – for details on how to sign up and use it, check out our Ultimate Guide to Freecycle.
- Trashnothing Oxford
- Gumtree Freebies Oxford
2. Oxford city council bulky waste collection service
Oxford city council offers a bulky waste collection service for items that don’t fit in your wheelie bins. They will collect bulky furniture, household electrical items and white goods. For a full list of what that does and doesn’t include, see the council’s page here.
Cost of the collection service:
To get rid of 1 large item, it costs £20-£30. See how the council charges here.
Concessions: 50% discount available to those receiving government housing benefits.
More details: to book a bulky waste collection, call the council on 01865 249811. The website doesn’t state how many items they can take at once, so ask on the phone if you have a lot of stuff. If you have too much waste for the council, see your options below.
3. Licensed man and van waste collectors
An alternative to the Oxford city council service is hiring a licensed man & van rubbish collector. There are a few advantages to this option:
- Faster response time
- They usually collect all waste, including most of the council’s prohibited items
- Man & van collectors can take rubbish from inside your property. Helpful if you can’t lift or move the items outside yourself
Hiring a man & van tends to be more expensive than the council service. The exact rubbish removal price depends on the type and amount of waste you have, as well as the date and time you want it collected.
Cheapest licensed rubbish removal in Oxford
The best way to find your cheapest local licensed waste collector in Oxford is to use the LoveJunk marketplace. Getting rid of your items is really easy. All you need to do is take a picture of your unwanted stuff, choose a collection time and publish your listing. A nearby licensed waste carrier gives a no-obligation quote to remove it. If your item is reusable, a reuser can come and pick it up for free. Either way, you’ll get rid of your item responsibly. It’s free to use the LoveJunk platform and the marketplace is recommended by many councils around the country.
Examples prices for man & van rubbish removal Oxford
4. Skip hire Oxford
Skips are useful if you have messy waste or rubble to dispose of. Unlike man & van collectors, though, you’ll need to load the skip yourself. Skip prices are fixed so it doesn’t matter how full or empty the skip is, you’ll pay the same. It’s usually much more expensive to hire a skip because of additional permit and license fees.
Oxford skip hire companies
We recommend local licensed companies when looking to hire a skip. Here are some of the main skip hire companies operating in Oxford:
|M&M Waste Solutions||01865 880559|
|Aasvogel Recycling & Skip Hire||01235 760555|
|Oxford mini skips||07766 525589|
|PMT Skip Hire Oxford||01865 950923|
Skip hire prices in Oxford
Here are the typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for a mixed general waste skip in Oxford. Prices reflect a hire period of 14 days. They do not include the cost of necessary skip permits or parking bay suspensions.
Builder skip: 8 cubic yard skip @ £305-£360
Maxi skip: 10-12 cubic yard skip @ £470
Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions
To place a skip on the road or in a parking bay (as opposed to on your drive, for example), you need a skip permit license and/ or a controlled parking zone (CPZ) suspension permit. If you need one of these, your skip hire company deals with the application. Just be aware of the extra costs.
Skip license Oxford: £140 per month, £140 to extend one month.
CPZ Bay Suspension in Oxford: £30 + VAT for 2 day, £10 + VAT for every following day.
5. Oxford recycling centre sites
The Oxford recycling centre is called Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and is located at Old Abingdon Rd, OX1 4XG. It is open 8am-5pm Monday – Sunday throughout the year, except for Christmas and New Year.
Oxford residents are entitled to use any recycling centre in Oxfordshire county. There are 7 in total:
- Alkerton HWRC, Stratford Road, Alkerton, Near Banbury, OX15 6HZ
- Ardley Fields HWRC, Brackley Road, Ardley, OX27 7PH
- Dix Pit HWRC, Linch Hill, Stanton Harcourt, OX29 5BB (Sat nav use OX29 5UX)
- Drayton HWRC, Steventon Road, Drayton, Near Abingdon, OX14 4LA
- Oakley Wood HWRC, Old Icknield Way, Crowmarsh, Near Wallingford, OX10 6PW
- Redbridge HWRC, Old Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4XG
- Stanford in the Vale HWRC, Faringdon Road, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, SN7 8LD
Map of Oxford tips
6. Rubbish statistics & fly tipping in Oxford
In 2021, the council reported 2708 cases of fly tipping, equal to 18 fly tips per 1000 residents and 8 per 100 households. This is based on a population of 151,584 people. Curious to see how Oxford compares to the rest of England? Check out our interactive map.
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